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Intellectual Property And The Methods Behind It

905 words - 4 pages

Intellectual property is

“ a legal concept which refers to creations of the mind for which exclusive rights are recognized. Under intellectual property law, owners are granted certain exclusive rights to a variety of intangible assets, such as musical, literary, and artistic works; discoveries and inventions; and words, phrases, symbols, and designs. ”

In simple words its something made on your own, self-creation some examples include music, video, images, and more. With the creation of new material there are also right to it (how/where it can be used). The creator makes the rights and using the material without their permission can end you up in court or you could end up paying a hefty fine.

With the advanced technology in computers it is easy to see if someone has copied your material. With so much copyright issues in past years a new law has been releases, the law is called the intellectual property law [1]. This law is used to keep a balance in how the material can be used. This law can only be executed if the owner agrees to let other have some rights over their product. There are many ways creators can make sure they have full right of their product. The first method is patent protection, another way is copyright protection and the last way of having rights is trade secret protection. The first method is the most used because it’s the safest method to obtain rights. That’s why I will focus on this method.
The first method called patent protection is the most used method to have safe rights of your material [1]. A creator can obtain a patent for their material if they can provide 17 years of exclusivity in the marketplace. Many creators use this method because it’s the safest and best form of protection available to a creator. Over 10,000 U.S. patents had been granted for software inventions by 1989.
In many cases a © (Copyright Symbol) can be found near something that has limited usability by others. Another way you can determine if something is copyright is by contacting the creator to see if they have any rights over the material.
An important thing to know:
Almost all videos on YouTube are intellectual property. There are two different license for videos on YouTube. The first license is called the creative commons license, this means you can copy and edit the video without the creators permission [2]. The other license is called the standard YouTube license, with this license you can’t copy a video and upload it on your channel [2]. You can see which license a video has by looking at the bottom of the...

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